It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of General Gordon R. Sullivan, the 32nd Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army. Born on September 25, 1937, Gen. Sullivan served his country with distinction and honor until his death on January 2, 2024.
As the senior general officer in the army, Gen. Sullivan played a pivotal role in shaping military policy and strategy. His leadership was instrumental in driving the increased Army Force XXI effort a visionary move that continues to have an impact on the U.S. Army’s operations and readiness today.
A Legacy of Leadership
Gen. Sullivan was more than just a military leader. He was a visionary who understood the importance of preparing for the challenges of the future. This foresight was evident in his work after retiring from the military, where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of the United States Army.
His contributions extended beyond the military realm. Gen. Sullivan was known for his commitment to addressing climate change and its implications for national security.
The Final Salute
Gen. Sullivan passed away at the age of 86 after a battle with cancer. His life was one of dedication and service to his country, and his passing is a great loss not only to the military community but also to the nation as a whole.
While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his life and the legacy he leaves behind. His leadership, vision, and commitment to serving his country will continue to inspire future generations of military leaders.